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CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 2:00pm EDT
of which is "haunting legacy: vietnam and the american legacy from four to obama." he is a brookings scholar as well as a fellow of george washington university. a great line up a lot of expertise. we are looking for to hearing from them. we will turn it over to you for questions. >> peter has written the most important book in the country on robotics and the future of warfare. we hope our moderator will not be shy as we get these questions on technologies and other matters from you very shortly. we thank you for being here as well. instead of going to the redskins parade or playing hooky on the golf course on this gorgeous afternoon. today in september 10. tomorrow is the anniversary of 9/11. a brief word just to thank all those who have done so much to hold our country together and protect it in the last few years, including not only the men and women in uniform -- certainly them -- but also get first responders were making their communities work, as well as our allies. it is a day of remembrance, and thank yous. i want to say a couple of broad points about how to think about obama
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2012 2:00pm EDT
was in 2012 -- he will lose in 2012, particularly since the obama campaign will really be ramping up their turnout effort, and latinos are a fast-growing demographic in the denver suburbs. some of the other races we have had to overlook include states like north carolina, where we are paying a lot of tension -- states like north dakota where we are paying a lot of attention to the race. democrats have a very appealing candidate in the former state representative. if i had to pick a race to watch that is not really close right now on the democratic side, and it ray hall in southern west virginia -- nick ray hall. i agree about energy issues in that part of the country hurting democrats and president obama, and it is possible that rates will tighten up quite a bit before election day if obama is somewhere south of 35% in southern west virginia. >> i am fascinated by the race in north dakota. tell us about it. >> you've got a state-wide elected official, essentially, who was elected as the at large congressman in 2010. you have the former attorney general, who was the gubernatorial nomi
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
barack obama during the 2008 election and he continues in that role today. welcome to all of you. thank you for being here. i will turn things over to ron and joe. >> can everybody hear me out there? year ago. bill, do you want to join us? that way he does now have to talk back and forth between us. joel, i appreciate coming. >> good to be here. >> this is a follow up on a conversation we had last week in tampa with ron kaufman when we talk a little bit about race and politics. it made a little bit of news. this is something you and i have talked about over the years and we have agreed to disagree. do you think the president's race is the factor at all in this election? >> we talked a lot about it in 2008. president obama, when he was running in 2008 said, " i won't win this election because i am african-american and i won't lose this race because i am african-american parco i think that was true then and i think it is true today. there is a lot the on in this country coming in this world, they are concerned about. this election is about big things in their lives. he has been present fo
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
% unemployment. for the last 3 1/2 years under barack obama. double digit on employment for young people. halfry can americans, hispanic, president obama promised to fix this economy and he has not done it. he has failed. we can't afford another four years. you agree with me on that? we can't afford more of the same, but we're fortunate because we've got a candidate who has the experience. he's got the record. he has the character. and he has the policies to turn this thing around and bring back america's promise. that's mitt romney. he's got a terrific spouse in ann romney. didn't she do an amazing job at the convention, folks? it was another home run. and once mitt romney is in the white house, his best partner is going to be ohio zone speaker of the house, john boehner. now, while the democrats have failed, john boehner working with paul ryan passed a responsible budget in the house of representatives. he did. he passed 30 pro growth jobs bills that the democrats have blocked. folks, help is on the way. please welcome our friend, ohio's own speaker of the house, john boehner. >> welcome. let
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2012 6:00am EDT
. if obama is reelected, the first year of the second term tends to be one of their best years because that is when they maximum political maneuverability. it is not a technicality of this that makes this complex. it is the politics. in 2013, at least obama will be in a situation where he would have greater maneuverability than he has had. as a result, i think it would be good to go back to the principles of istanbul. it should be reciprocity and proportionality. i would suspect that the president would be thinking about his legacy going forward. re-election has been the guiding star of thinking of this year. going forward will be legacy. i don't foresee him having a lot of chance of making a legacy in politics he will have some issues he can make a priority. he can spend political capital to resolve them. as complex as this issue is, i doubt it is more problematic or has less chance of a resolution that other conflicts. i suspect the president would choose this and i beg it would be critical to make an investment in the type of sustainable diplomatic effort that is needed. i think the
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2012 10:30am EDT
century, president barack obama. [cheers and applause] . my grand mother was an orphan. as a young girl she had to move from mexico to san antonio where some relatives had agreed to take her in. she never made it past the fourth gread. she had to drop out and start working to help her family. my grandmother spent her whole life working as a maid, a cook, and a baby sitter barely scraping by but still working hard to get my mother, her only child, a chance in life, so that my mother could give my brother and me an even better one. as my grandmother got older, she begged my mother to give her grand chirp, she begged to god for just one grand babey before she died. you can imagine her excitement when she found out her prayers would be answered twice over. she was so excited that the day before we were born she eentrd a cookoff and won $300. that's how she paid our hospital bill. by the time we came along, this incredible woman had taught herself to read and write in both spanish and english. i can still see her in the room that we shared with her, reading hering a that christy novels late
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
say that. he said -- he got all excited. he said, i think obama made a gaffe. he stopped and said "i will get the job done from the inside." and that made me want to ask what kind of inside job is he talking about? [applause] you know -- you know, is it one of those inside jobs where he is a rubber stamping the republican congress' agenda? we do not want that. if it is letting oil companies right our energy policy or insurance companies write our health care policy or outsourcers write the tax code. that is not the kind of inside job we want. >> no! >> we do not want politicians in washington to tell women they cannot make their own health care choices. [applause] we don't want that inside job from washington. we have always said in this campaign that change takes more than one term. it takes more than one president. it takes more than one party. it cannot happen if you write off half the nation. in 2008, 47% of the country did not vote for me, but i said to those folks on election night, i said "i may not have won your vote, but i will be your president, too." [applause] so, i don't
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2012 10:00am EDT
that is a question people are talking about. obama has many more followers on twitter. people are getting information through facebook feeds. in each event has been the key word appeared >word. >> we broke this into actual metrics and vanity metrics. it has no bearing other the people who want an opening line in an article. it is not matter how many people you have following you. the study we had, there are two different parts. one was a have to be treating -- tweeting the entire time to be engaged. we have a lot of third-party ones. speaking to engage and, if you look at the different sites, obama has 27 million people on the facebook page. mitt romney has 2.1 million people. you are looking at in the german rate of 1.5% to 25%. this is the question we post to people every time. we define success internally. we is something that is what people understand social media. >> this is going to go to 11:00. to give some open comments. >> twitter was not around, there was no youtube, and now eight elected official, every candidate, using it directly to talk to constituents and voters. we are finding that fa
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
to barack obama and me, they had doubled the national debt in 8 years. the fourth, fifth, or six days we were in office, we were sitting in the oval office at sunset, mr. president, looking at his year's budget you are going to have a trillion dollars deficit. he said, i have not done anything yet. [laughter] he said, no mr. president, the budget they passed guarantees no matter what you do, you will have a trillion dollar debt this year in the budget. a trillion dollar deficit, to be precise. these guys talk about the national debt. what date did generated the -- what they did generate -- generated the jobs since world war ii. it gave us this great recession. what they have not told us is what they are willing to do about it. we laid out a $4 trillion debt reduction plan over next 10 years. we have already passed $1 trillion of it. these guys voted against everything. not only did they say they did not like our plan -- what is your plan? you go out there and you look at the setup. an impressive bipartisan commission. simpson-bowles. everyone of those plans, they rejected. paul ryan even
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2012 2:00pm EDT
against al qaeda and and the continuity in u.s. foreign policy from the clinton, bush, and obama administration. this is about one hour, 15 minutes. [applause] >> thank you very much for that kind introduction, dean. you may have noticed in the short biography that i am not a graduate of the air force academy. i would ask you to take it easy on those cadets because in a year or two, they will be defending you. thank you for the opportunity to be with you here this afternoon. it is really an honor to be a part of this distinguished lecture series. i want to be worthy of that honor. i want to do and say something here this afternoon that adds to our national discussion and our debates about the world in which we find ourselves. given the 11th anniversary of 9/11, i have asked if i could talk about law, policy, and teh war -- the war against al qaeda. we do bottom line up front. what i would hope to show to you in the next 35 minutes is to show all the sharp political rhetoric and we have risen at a consensus as to how we want to defend ourselves against this particular enemy. that
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 2:00pm EDT
with the peace policies. if he was really rational, he would have cooperated with president obama on two-state solutions. he is blocking the two-state solution. if he was cooperating with the u.s., with the u.s. president to bring the two-state solutions and if iran was going to have this agreement, then you could claim iran was against it. >> there are a number of questions related to intent. you stated at the beginning of your remarks as well as in your book your belief that iran is not attempting to acquire a nuclear bomb. that iran's nuclear intentions are completely peaceful. but iran has failed to be transparent and in many caseses arguably has misrepresented them. what is iran trying to achieve by being so definet? and again, as a followup, you talk about the difference between making a decision to create an operational nuclear weapon and having the capacity to produce a nuclear weapon. are they not one and the same? >> i believe 80% of realities related to nuclear talks between p 5 plus one and iran has not been discussed in u.s. media. the realities, the facts. that's why the u.
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2012 10:30am EDT
on the frc action scorecards for the 112th congress, voting to defund obama care and planned parenthood. [applause] he is a devoted father and husband. married to his wife, kelly, over 21 years. together they have the joy of raising three teenage boys, william, duncan, and robert. amidst a busy schedule, he regularly volunteers to coach their baseball, babble -- basketball teams. please join me from the great state of texas -- kentucky. well, his dad is from texas. and they bonet both stand for protecting the constitution of which i am extremely grateful. please welcome senator rand paul! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> can you believe the democrats had trouble getting god into the platform? sounds like there wasn't much dissension from this group. she said she wanted $100. she wrote a letter, she said i want $100. she sent it to the president. the president said, that's cute. he said, send the little girl $5. the little girl got it. $5. the parents don't always write a thank you, so she did. she said, dear god, thank you for the $5. but next time, don't send it through washingtonment they
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 2:00pm EDT
and barack obama back to chicago. [applause] it is so great to be back here. this is a beautiful place and a beautiful state. i brought my beautiful wife with me as well. [applause] she is here with my sister and brother-in-law. they live right over the border in boston. i do not know if that is a good or bad thing to everybody here. my sister lives in boston. she works for dunkin brands. this man knows how to balance a budget, cut spending, it knows fiscal responsibility. he is one of the leaders helping us to do that. that is charlie bass as well. let's give them a round of applause. [applause] friends, we have a big trees to make. -- we have a big choice to make. this is not your ordinary election. we are not just deciding who will be the next president for four years. we are deciding what kind of country we will have and what kind of people we will be for a generation. this is a high-stakes election. if we have four more years like the last four years, we continue stagnation. the choice is very clear. do we want a dynamic, growing economy that fosters opportunity or do we want a st
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 10:30am EDT
. >> housing prices are on an uptick. the secretary took credit for that. the obama administration to credit. he did not want to give a grade for their efforts so far. are others giving him and the obama administration a grade? >> it depends on who you ask. he get the full range. he is right to point out that it is hard to save the nation's housing market. he is right to say it has improved a lot. there are millions of people that are facing foreclosure. a frustration on the half a million people who cannot access these rates that the fed has pushed down so low. there are still a lot of people hurting even as the market improves. that is why you see people pushing these three financing bills. that would be an instant fix for a lot of families. we asked why the campaign is the actual talking about housing policy. there are specifics that governor romney could go after. he is not. >> he's not been willing to talk about it. even some of the president's allies are disappointed with his stance on housing. they have not come close watctot they set out to do. gov. romney does not have a whole lot o
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2012 1:00am EDT
convention. on the thursday, we will hear from michelle obama. wednesday, former president bill clinton. thursday, speeches by vice- president in and vice president -- and president obama. it is live on c-span. arkansas or governor bill clinton accepting the democratic nomination in 1992. this is the first campaign at the the persian gulf war in 1990. he a merchant against jerry brown, tom harkin, bob carry and former senator. his speech is a little under one hour. [applause] [chanting usa] governor richards, chairman brown, mayor dinkins, you have been a great host. delegates, and myellow fellow americans, i am so proud of al gore. he said he came here tonight because he always wanted to warm up for elvis. i ran for president this year for one reason -- i wanted to come back to this convention and finish up that speech i started four years ago. [applause] well, last night, mario taught us how a real nominating speech should be given. [applause] he also made it clear why we have to steer our sister stayed on a new course. tonight, i want to talk to you about my hope for the future, my f
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
discussed would offer opportunities for governor romney or president obama to score political points. and what that argument might sound like on these issues. is there any chance that either of them will try to do something like this? >> i think it would be a reference back. because the economy takes all the oxygen out of the election with a little bit of foreign affairs, the supreme court does not play against undecided voters. it is a motivator to get out and get to the polls. you want this person to replace justice ginsberg when she retires for example. you want to know if there's any practical experience, and the obama at the lustration has declined to defend the defense of marriage act. present romney might decide he would defend the constitutionality of that statute. it does seem like that has a lot of salience and presidential debates. i.t. think it will not happen. here is why. no major national political figure has attacked as publicly since 1996 or before. it is remarkable. the republicans were seeing some political profit in attacking affirmative action given the polls. th
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 10:00am EDT
,elling you barack obama and joe biden, are against them agree have done. the just attack everything. folks, the truth of the matter is, no where is it more clear what they would do that and medicare. i will give you a few specific examples to make a larger point. number 1 -- they have laid out clearly, they say, that what barack obama and joe biden did is they in danger of medicare and stole money from medicare. you hear it in everything they say. nothing can be further from the truth. everyone of you in this room on medicare or knows someone who is on medicare knows that since barack obama acted, your parents have than those of you on medicare have more benefits than before. [applause] any of you on medicare know that if you have hit the doughnut hole, you are saving $800 per year more than you would have had barack obama not acted. you can now go in for wellness visit, the visit you think you need. you don't have to pay any copiague. co-pay for colonoscopy is our mammograms. [applause] this is just a bold faced misrepresentation. i don't know how they can say that with so many medicare r
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2012 2:00pm EDT
to tamper down antiamericanism. frankly, i think a condition of him getting a meeting with president obama should be his renunsiation of his 9/11 conspiracy theories. president morsi is a well documented 9/11 conspiracy theorist and this president should not be giving the president of egypt the primatur without the president having to walk back the hostile things he's said against the united states. host: our first call comes from harmon, new york, knoll, go ahead. caller: first of all, i think the insane foreign policy of our administration, be it democratic or republican, has led to these problems. now, interventionist polices, with the arab spring, if i recall, libya, egypt, were backed by our governments, whether democrats or republicans, we knew there were terrorists in those countries, we knew there was al-qaeda in those countries. have we basically -- it's an insane policy, and i do believe insane. we have backed these individuals. we should have less interventionist polices in these governments and should be more neutral and stay out of these insane, insane predicaments we put ours
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2012 2:00pm EDT
for the first time, does it help your name is barack obama? >> the best way to describe it is the by role beating heart of the internet. >> sunday at 8:00 pm on "q & a." >> we can keep investing in wind and solar and clean coal and biofuel. our construction workers can build homes and factories that waste less energy and retrofit old buildings. put them back to work. >> i will take advantage of our oil, our coal, our gas, our nuclear. north america will be energy independence within 8 years. >> watch and engage with c-span as the presidential campaigns moves toward the october debates. kennedy policy is likely one of the topics for the october 3 debate. it will be a town hall format on tuesday, october 16. also, watch the vice presidential candidates' debate on thursday, october of 11. and coverage of key house and senate races, looking at the control of congress. c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. >> on friday, the president, vice president, and secretary of state traveled to participate in the dignified transfer of remains ceremony. this is database and choose. the four were
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
on terrorism as other areas. as others have pointed out, the obama administration came in with affirmative ideas that were in opposition to an ideological effort. for all those various reasons, neither administration has done what we think this to be done in this field. with that, we are out of time. i want to express great gratitude to my colleagues. thank you for all your attention. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] next, your calls and, and "washington journal on,"van "newsmakers." after that some of the species from last week's democratic national convention. -- some of the speeches from last week's democratic national convention. >> i'm a journalist and they turn to their supporters, people will believe and say they are light and they are about to get me. their supporters believe them. to me that is despicable. >> to night"q &a" at 8:00 on c- span. this morning, a discussion about the voter fraud. the voter fraud.
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2012 10:30am EDT
general, and it was an approved plan at the highest levels of the obama appointees. i think it is only fair, when the attorney general over and over again has been the face of this investigation, the one held responsible for the gun walking, to put on the record what you have found with respect to the attorney general of the united states. you have indicated they you receive cooperation from the highest levels of the justice department in doing your investigation. >> yes, we receive the documents that we ask for and is indicated, other than a handful of individuals who refuse to speak with us, we generally were able to speak with everyone wanted to. >> did you speak with the attorney general of the united states? >> we did. cracks may ask you, did you find any evidence that attorney general holder approved of the gun blocking tactics that are under investigation by this committee? >> as we outlined in the report, we found no evidence that the attorney general was aware in 2010, before senator grassley letter, of operation fast and furious and the tactics associated with it. glaxo he co
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 10:00am EDT
of disapproval aimed at blocking the obama administration's recent changes to the welfare law. also expected -- a package of five energy and environmental bills aimed at boosting energy production and job creation. follow the house live here on c- span. and the senate gavels in to continue work on a veterans' jobs bill. also next week, a 2013 -- also next week, a 2013 federal spending. the house considers a resolution that would fund the government for six months, starting october 1. live senate coverage as always on c-span2. >> we can keep investing in wind and solar and clean coal and farmers and scientists can harness new biofuels. our construction workers can build homes and factories that waste less energy and retrofit old buildings. put them back to work. >> i will take advantage of our oil, our coal, our gas, our nuclear, our renewable. north america will be energy independent within eight years. >> what to engage with c-span as the presidential campaigns move towards the october debate -- watch and engage. energy policy is likely one of the topics in the first 90- minute debate wedne
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2012 2:00am EDT
of the biggest things that obama has going for him is the jernd gap. this is so important. without the -- and women have been -- there's been a gender gap more i don't know how many of the last elections in which women went for -- including with imin the south went for bill clinton and much larger proportions than white women -- white men, i'm talking about. however, the gender gap has been marrowing in the south. so that in 2008, i think the jernd gap in the south unlike anywhere else almost closed. i don't think there was any difference between white men and white women in the voting in 2008. 2012, i don't know. in north carolina i noticed that the polls are showing that there still is a jernd gap with white women going for obama more than white men. but the gap is not as great as the rest of the country. when you look at women of color, then that changes completely and the gender gap opens back up again. so i think that one of the big challenges that the democrats have and the progressive forces have is to address themselves to women in the south. and to open that gender gap bac
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